Monday, October 31, 2011

TRICK or treat?

Look who decided to join the ward for Trunk or treating... SCARY!!!

Happy Halloween!

We never claimed to be a photogenic family...

I know our costumes are very obvious (cricket cricket) alright I'll tell you what we are. Lincoln- Shrek, Thomas- Donkey, Jenn- Puss in Boots. Gotta love homemade costumes! And yes the face paint was not my greatest idea, it totally stained his face a greenish tint for two days.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or treat

Today we got to go to Thomas' work and trick or treat. It was a lot of fun and I'm so glad his work put this on! Even though there was a lot of scary costumes the only thing that scared Lincoln was a candy bucket with a hand in it that moved when he put his hand in. Needless to say he made Mom get him that candy after one failed attempt.

It's amazing to me how quickly Lincoln:

1. Picked up on the fact that he was Shrek
2. He understood the whole trick or treat thing. He knew to say "please", pick his candy, say "thank you", and put it in his bucket.

So here is Lincoln's first picture as Shrek. Tomorrow we might attempt the green face for a party we are going promises!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

When Elephants Fly

All you need for this activity is a towel and stuffed animal (we chose an elephant). Each person hold a side of the towel and practice throwing the stuffed animal in the air and catching it in the towel.

Lincoln asking to do it some more...

Then he decided he wanted to be the stuffed animal...

Following Dad into the room asking to do it again...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Playdate and chalk

Today our play group met up one last time before Alison and Henry move :( We attempted to meet at the park and play with sidewalk chalk.

But we were all freezing so everyone ventured into our house to play. Here are some pictures of Lincoln with his good friend Henry. We're going to miss you guys!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Museum and Pushing Puff Balls

This morning we met up with our friends Kaisha and Colin at the Museum to check out the animals.

Lincoln's new obsession is hippos

Then later when we got home we tried the pushing puff balls activity from You just get an old container and cut holes in the top then let your toddler push puff balls through the holes.

Lincoln couldn't figure out where the balls went after they went through the holes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Felt Pumpkin

I loved this activity! I made a pumpkin out of felt and made five sets of eyes, noses and mouths also out of felt. Linc had so much fun mixing and matching the different pieces!

I set it up so all of the eyes were together, noses were together and mouths were together so he could pick one from each category.

His artwork started out Picasso style...

Pretty soon he got the hang of it.

Then we practiced making the same facial expressions as the pumpkin...

And my personal favorite...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mirror Art

I gave Lincoln a few dry erase markers and let him color the mirror. He thought it was the funniest thing to be able to watch himself color! This activity lasted at least an hour!

Admiring his work...

Cleaning up was half the fun! He would color then clean, color then clean, over and over again.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Flashlight Fun!

This was so simple and so fun! I just grabbed a flashlight and went into the darkest room in our house. For the first half I just let Linc play with the flashlight. Sorry in advance for the horrible pictures, my camera doesn't know what to do in the dark. Ok, ok maybe it's the photographer!

Then we made scary faces...

I couldn't get a picture of my fabulous shadow puppets because I didn't have enough hands but it was hilarious! He could request any animal and it didn't matter what the shadow looked like as long as the correct noise accompanied it I got the ooooo's and ahhhh's I was looking for.

Then we ended our activity by learning that he has a shadow. First he flashed it his belly...

Then he watched it jump right along with him...

Such a fun activity!!

Our playgroup also went to the park this morning and we finished it off with the traditional train ride.